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Description - How Children Develop Social Understanding by Jeremy Carpendale

This book critically reviews research on the fascinating problem of how children come to understand the social world, an area often known as children's "theories of mind." It will be of interest to a wide variety of readers because the issue of how children begin their entry into the social world is of such essential importance in child development. The authors take an integrated view of the development of children's social understanding, bringing out the connections between mental state understanding and their understanding of language, social skills, morality and emotions. A focus on language is central to their approach, since they propose that language both reflects understanding and facilitates its further development. At the same time, the authors situate their own arguments and interpretations in a historical and theoretical context, discussing them not only in relation to current research and theory on the development of children's social understanding, but also in relation to more general theories of development by Piaget and Vygotsky and, for example, the philosophical work of Wittgenstein.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405105491
ISBN-10: 1405105496
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 167mm x 24mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeremy Carpendale

Jeremy Carpendale is Associate Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. Charlie Lewis is Professor of Family and Developmental Psychology at Lancaster University, UK.

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